Oxford Art Factory’s 2nd Hat Party

Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory hosted a hat-tastic party on Thursday night, with free entry, free booze and a bunch of awesome local bands doing their thing. There was only one rule. You had to wear a hat. Well, actually, even those that turned up sans headgear were still allowed to come and play.

There were brilliant sets from Veen, Dampvamp, Group (aka the James Manson Blues Band), Tales In Space, Bang! Bang! Rock ‘n’ Roll and The Jones Rival, while Skarlett Saramore played a kickass DJRUM SET in a glass cube (really).

Booze flowed and hats were doffed as party-goers danced their legs off to the sick sounds that were being delivered at pace by the bands and DJs. There would be some sore, yet well decorated, heads come the morning. Here are a few photos of the hattractive folks who made the party what it was. That’s right, HATTRACTIVE. Boom.

Words and pictures by Bobby Townsend